God I really feel for you. I have my step-son 50% of the time and even that drains me and makes me become very subdued. Why do you have to him full time? Shouldn't his mum have him sometimes otherwise it;s not really fair on you. Your husband should definitely try and take the boy out and give you some respite for sure. I get my partner to collect his son from school and go to the park for a while afterwards so I can spend some qaulity time with my daughters. I basically just try and avoid the boy when he's here and hope he doesn't pick up on my loathing of him. It is so hard and I feel really bad for you. You are NOT alone. Your hubby needs to realise how much of a negative impact this is having on you.
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I am two and a half years into my relationship with an incredible man. I have two daughters (5 and 4) and my partner has a son (6). The kids get on pretty well and feel close. The boy is here 50% of the time and I deeply struggle with this. I have never warmed to him- he was initially very hostile but gradually that wore away. He is very highly competitive with me, I suppose for his father’s attention. He is really possessive with his things and we live in the house where his mother and father lived before they divorced and he can often talk about wonderful memories before me and my daughters lived here. He corrects me a lot of the time which I despise. He is a bit of a goody two-shoes and I just don’t feel close to him at all. He always wants somebody/anybodies attention and seems to crave attention all the time. I just find him incredibly annoying and it triggers a kind of hatred in me. Then I feel like a bad person for hating a 6 year old. He’s not even a naughty boy. I constantly just wish he wasn’t here., I think my partner finds my youngest daughter annoying too. What do we do??!
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